Cyprus July 2013

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Cyprus July 2013

Postby Daniel Kane » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:43 pm

My girlfriend and I decided to have two weeks in the west of Cyprus this summer. As expected, temperatures were hot and days were long. And mostly spent by the pool. All in all seven native species were seen; Troodos lizard, agama, snake-eyed lizard, black whipsnake, striped skink, spiny-footed lizard and a small ocellated skink. Only three individual snakes were seen; one DOR and two sub-adults (half brown, half black) hunting in the Tombs of the Kings. Anyway, here are photos of some of what we came across.

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Agama in Pegeia square


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Troodos lizard in zoo grounds


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Snake-eyed lizard in the zoo


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Spiny-foot


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Another


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And another


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A nice male


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The one live snake photo I managed in two weeks..


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Neonate agama


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An agama keeping its toes cool


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Curious


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Troodos lizard from near the lighthouse in Pafos


Sorry about the lack of snakes :( Perhaps Peter (at least) may find the lizard shots interesting.
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Re: Cyprus July 2013

Postby Andre Schmid » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:12 am

Nice Agama shots ! To bad you miss those awesome Macroviperas there :?
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Re: Cyprus July 2013

Postby Daniel Kane » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:53 am

Andre Schmid wrote:To bad you miss those awesome Macroviperas there :?


My thoughts exactly. Now that I have a proper job I'm hoping to be able to afford a proper herping trip either next year or the year after.
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Re: Cyprus July 2013

Postby Niklas Ban » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:02 pm

What temperatures do had down there? Must be hot as hell to this time of the year!^^
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Re: Cyprus July 2013

Postby Daniel Kane » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:34 pm

Daytime was 30-32 every day and between 22 and 26 overnight. Not much difference from how it was back home really!
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Re: Cyprus July 2013

Postby Niklas Ban » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:38 pm

Oh ok thought it must be a lot warmer there.
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